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We are interested to hear from people who would like to join us, even if we are not currently recruiting. Please send a copy of your CV to Virginia Parkes, Head of Practice Management careers@bakers-solicitors.com.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

15th May 2019

We currently have an exciting opportunity for Legal Assistant/Paralegal to work closely with the Head of Family, who is a member of the Children’s panel and as such takes a number of instructions from Guardians to represent children in care proceedings. As a highly regarded advocate he also represents parents as well as being renowned for private law work and divorce. As one of the only legal aid firms in the area, Bakers Solicitors offers representation on a wide area of family law matters which complements the criminal department well.

This is a fast paced and busy role that requires someone who is bright and enthusiastic and able to take a lead in offering excellent support to a senior member of staff with a heavy caseload. Typical duties will include making applications, preparing legal documents, attending PLO meetings, attending court, taking instructions from clients, preparing briefs, acting as the first point of contact for clients and administrative support.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to gain fantastic experience in the family law sector with career progression opportunities for the right individual. The firm is currently experiencing significant growth especially within family law. The department currently has 4 family solicitors, a solicitor apprentice, a paralegal, a family department co-ordinator and 2 secretaries. The firm has recently moved into brand new state of the art offices in Glossop town centre and also has a satellite office in Stockport. Bakers Solicitors is a progressive firm which has invested heavily in IT over the past few years. We offer competitive rates of pay along with great benefits such as enhanced annual leave, laptop, employee assistant programme and tailored CPD.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate a strong background working in a similar role or having recently completed a law degree. Experience of family law and in particular legal aid is desired.

To apply please send a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your suitability for the role along with a copy of your CV to Virginia Parkes, Head of Practice Management via vparkes@bakers-solicitors.com.

Family Legal Secretary

Family Legal Secretary

Exciting opportunity for an experienced family legal secretary. The successful candidate would ideally have experience of family legal aid however training will be provided to the right candidate.

We offer competitive rates of pay along with a number of other benefits.

To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter stating which position you are applying for and outlining your suitability for the role. Applications should be sent to Virginia Parkes, Head of Practice Management: vparkes@bakers-solicitors.com. Informal enquiries are also welcome.

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